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Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

Memorandum of Advice – Amendments to ARENA regulations

A leading barrister and former head of the Law Council of Australia says the Federal government's push to invest public money into fossil fuels could be illegal, is open to serious legal challenges and is "at odds" with the purpose of the Australian Renewable Energy...

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

This week, the Minister for Planning rejected AGL’s proposed Crib Point gas import terminal, saying it would result in “unacceptable environmental effects” to the internationally significant Westernport Bay.    This is a huge win for the community who have been...

Adani’s overseas breaches

Adani’s overseas breaches

In September 2020, our lawyers wrote to the Queensland Environment Minister requesting a law change and an investigation into Adani Group’s ‘suitable operator’ status in light of fresh allegations revealed by the ABC   about the company’s concerning international...

AGL gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point, Westernport Bay

AGL gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point, Westernport Bay

EJA is acting for several environment and resident groups opposing the AGL/APA gas import terminal and pipeline project proposed to be built at Crib Point, Westernport Bay, Victoria.   Westernport Bay is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the...

Updates to Victoria’s climate change response

Updates to Victoria’s climate change response

The Victorian Government has made several big decisions this month, with significant consequences for how we respond to climate change. The legislative changes around fracking and conventional gas provided ‘one step forward, one step back’ while the Premier...

Growing the next wave of climate justice lawyers

Growing the next wave of climate justice lawyers

- Ariane Wilkinson, Senior Lawyer, EJA. At Environmental Justice Australia we believe that the law and the legal profession have a central role to play in responding to the climate crisis. We support and encourage the development of more opportunities for lawyers to...

Justice delivered for the Latrobe Valley

Justice delivered for the Latrobe Valley

Bronya Lipski, Lawyer, EJA  I will never forget when my dad called to tell me the Hazelwood mine was on fire. I knew there was a bushfire in the area, which for a very fire-prone area of Victoria is a devastatingly regular occurrence. It also isn't particularly...

Standing with unions on a just transition

Standing with unions on a just transition

I'm a proud ASU member from ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch. I know there are hundreds of ASU members like me working in the environmental justice movement across Australia. As a union member, I know that my union will not take a backward step in fighting for...

The Adani Brief Update

The Adani Brief Update

On February 15, 2017, Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) published The Adani Brief, which documented allegations of conduct by the Adani Group and its associated entities, including alleged illegal dealings and corruption, current and past court cases filed against...

Clean air for all Victorians?

Clean air for all Victorians?

Let’s start this discussion with the thought that the air we breathe belongs to everyone. We can’t divide the air space into boundaries that pollution can be contained in. Most of us are exposed to whatever is emitted into the atmosphere – whether we’re close to the...

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

Australians spell it out: Stop Adani

An estimated 16,000 Australians joined together at 45 events around the nation on Saturday 7 October 2017 to spell out ‘Stop Adani’ with their bodies in a vivid display of community opposition to what would be one of the biggest coal mines in the world. Around 2,000...

NAIF prepared to do risky business

NAIF prepared to do risky business

Precious little is known about the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s appetite for risk. NAIF, the fund that administers $5 billion of taxpayers’ money and which is believed to be considering support for a coal-carting railway to service Adani’s Carmichael...

The Safe Climate Transition Act: a new paradigm for climate action?

The Safe Climate Transition Act: a new paradigm for climate action?

What would an emergency all-of-government climate change law look like? Most people concerned about climate change agree that we need to phase out our reliance on fossil fuels. But how quickly can we do this and what is the best way to bring this transition about? Are...

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